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May 25, 2017
Chattanooga Market General Store Coming to River Place this Summer
Chattanooga Market General Store Coming to River Place this Summer


A seven day-a-week storefront showcasing all things Chattanooga is coming to 2 Aquarium Way this summer thanks to an exciting partnership with the Chattanooga Market. 


The organizers of the Chattanooga Market have been considering a brick and mortar, everyday space for tourists and locals to enjoy Market goods for a long time. When the River Place building returned to River City’s control nearly a year ago, we wanted to use the space in ways that would benefit the downtown community and be an authentic use of the space. The Chattanooga Market’s General Store summer partnership will do just that.


The new General Store located at 2 Aquarium Way facing Aquarium Plaza will provide an outlet for Chattanooga makers to sell their artistry more broadly. The current downtown Sunday market, at First Tennessee Pavilion, is at capacity for vendors. The additional retail space at Aquarium Way makes it possible to include the works of additional vendors. Customers to the retail location will be able to buy original art, pottery, artisan foods, Chattanooga-themed gifts, snacks, drinks as well as some sundry items.


The General Store is expected to open for the summer season. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Opening day will be Memorial Day – Monday, May 29th with a grand opening celebration on June 3rd.


Whether you find a beautiful painting to hang in your home or pick up a sweet smelling candle as a gift, this Chattanooga Market General Store will highlight many of the wonderful artisans and businesses in our community.